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Complaint Review: American Red Cross

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  • Submitted: Mon, January 09, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, January 11, 2012

  • Reported By: foracause — Las Vegas Nevada USA
American Red Cross
444 Sherman St Denver, Colorado United States of America

American Red Cross Red Cross Mile High Chapter Uses donations to hire convicted Sex Offender Denver, Colorado

*Author of original report: Red Cross Endorsement for convicted sex offender still online

*UPDATE Employee: Consultant was not a Red Cross employee; relationship was severed

*Consumer Comment: To help you out I sent this ROR link to the Northern Colorado

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The American Red Cross hired a convicted pedophile by the name of Scott Lippitt and paid him with donations. Imagine knowing that your charitable donations are being used to pay a convicted child molester and then finding out that the American Red Cross has not only used your donations to pay him but also provided glowing testimonials all over the internet endorsing this pedophile to dupe other non profits into hiring this registered sex offender.

You can easily find Scott Lippitt's name on the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Convicted Sex Offender Site at http://sor.state.co.us/?SOR=offender.detail&%20eml=&zip=&county=&category=All&unincorperated=&city=&street=&fname=&lname=&sort=NAM&page=203&id=X002454182

Below is just one of the glowing online testimonials the American Red Cross provided for this sex offender. [continued below]....
.....

The coaching provided by Scott Lippitt has been invaluable to our
organization. On a weekly basis Scott works with me on current situations and
challenges me to think out 90 days to see what needs to be done over that
period of time. He provides key coaching around organizational situations to
help me think about other options and opportunities to move situations forward
in a productive manner. The coaching provided by Scott has really helped me be
intentional in my daily activities to complete tasks in a more timely fashion.


Jonathan Comyn
Chief Operating Officer
American Red Cross Mile High Chapter

One would think a company like the Red Cross would be doing a background check on their employees but it appears they are aware of Lippitt's past and have no problem encouraging others to hire him.



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#1 Author of original report

Red Cross Endorsement for convicted sex offender still online

AUTHOR: foracause - (USA)

Thank you for your response however I just reviewed the endorsement online at the link below so it appears maybe without your knowledge that the Red Cross is still endorsing this convicted child molester. I found it on John Gray's  Mars Venus Coaching company website where this guy must be working.

http://www.marsvenuscoachingvictoria.com/2010/04/client-testimonial-6/
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Consultant was not a Red Cross employee; relationship was severed

AUTHOR: Red Cross Mile High Communications - (United States of America)

The American Red Cross Mile High Chapter does not have a professional relationship with Scott Lippitt and never paid him as an employee. Lippitt did provide pro-bono professional coaching services on a consultant basis for our Chief Operating Officer, however:




  • The American Red Cross severed the relationship in mid-2011 as soon as it learned of Lippitts sex offender status. The Red Cross had no knowledge of Lippitts criminal history when he began providing pro-bono coaching for leadership skills.


  • Upon learning of Lippitts criminal history, the Red Cross requested that Lippitt remove any testimonials associated with the Red Cross. The statement quoted in your article was made prior to gaining knowledge of Lippitt's criminal history.


  • All Red Cross volunteers and employees are required to undergo background checks. As a coaching consultant, Lippitt was not serving as a Red Cross employee or volunteer and never had access to Red Cross clients or volunteers. 


  • No donations made to support the Red Cross humanitarian mission were ever used to pay Lippitt for his services.
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#3 Consumer Comment

To help you out I sent this ROR link to the Northern Colorado

AUTHOR: Ken - (USA)

chapter of the American Red Cross.

They deserve a right to respond to serious charges such as yours.
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